Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a former holiday fishing camp, features meandering paths among azaleas, camellias and annuals-filled beds--as well as a 15-room English Renaissance house. Prominent architect George B. Rogers designed the home and gardens for the Bellingraths in 1935. He and Bessie Bellingrath collected camellias and azaleas from across the South to enliven the garden. Stop by the fountain plaza--an artesian spring that has been contained and redirected into pleasing runnels to the Mermaid Pool, Grotto and Fowl River. Climb the steps of the rockery to see the terraced pools and waterfalls. Take time to explore the Bellingraths' home and its original furnishings. Our Theodore online trip planner makes visiting Bellingrath Gardens and Home and other Theodore attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Wow, wow, wow! The gardens are magical. They were beautiful. The tour of the home was also great. Worth the drive if visiting in the area. I am so glad we went and we learned so much. Great day!  more »
  • Beautiful huge trees that intertwine! So many different flowers and lots of spiders on webs! Pretty lake with cute fountains. Friendly staff. Good price and yum ice cream and gift shop for after...  more »
  • The people were very nice and I enjoyed the house tour but the mosquitoes were eating us alive even with repellent on. I also wish they had chairs out at the Bayou Observatory and the River Pavillion. Those were the only places were the breeze was really blowing and you could get away from the bugs. My favorite spot was the River grotto. Very nicely done.
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean restrooms. World class porcelain sculpture collection on display. The conservatory needs cleaning. Well worth the visit and recommend.

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